Justin Menkes has built a reputation as a thought leader with deep expertise in coaching and assessing senior leaders. He has advised some of the world’s most recognizable organizations in placing high impact individuals for mission-critical roles.
Prior to joining Ventura Partners, Justin spent twenty-five years building expertise in Assessment and Executive Search. Recruited by Spencer Stuart in 2002, Justin helped create the Assessment and Board Advisory Practice at the firm, nurturing its growth while personally leading key assignments. Justin has been featured multiple times in Harvard Business Review (as well as in a New Yorker article written by Malcolm Gladwell). His books are currently published in 28 languages, and include: Executive Intelligence, which was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, and Better Under Pressure (published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2011). He continues to serve as an adjunct faculty advisor for Harvard Business School Press.
After graduating with Honors from Haverford College and receiving an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to complete his doctoral work at Claremont Graduate University, studying under the late Peter Drucker. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University.